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What is a low-lying placenta?

What is a low-lying placenta?

If you have one: Your OB should have totally explained to you what that is and what you can do and not do so please call your OB and ask him or her that so they can explain that to you, it is a placenta that is close usually withing a few cms of the cervix. ...Read more

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Placenta (Definition)

The placenta is an organ that connects the developing fetus to the uterine wall to allow nutrient uptake, waste elimination, and gas exchange via ...Read more


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What causes a low lying placenta?

Random chance: The embryo implants on the uterine lining, and at that location the placenta starts to grow. Usually, it is on a portion of the uterus that will stretch and thin during pregnancy, and is nowhere near the internal cervical opening. However, sometimes the embryo implants very near the internal cervical opening, resulting in a low-lying placenta or even a placenta covering the opening, req. C-sec. ...Read more

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Are there any exercises to move a low-lying placenta?

Are there any exercises to move a low-lying placenta?

No: In fact, it is best for a woman with a low-lying placenta to seek input from OB provider early about what to do and, above all, what not to do! ...Read more

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What does it mean at 12 weeks if dr says I have a low lying placenta?

What does it mean at 12 weeks if dr says I have a low lying placenta?

Low "lying" placenta: The placenta is developing very close to the cervical opening, and is not "truthful"(lying) as it will usually migrate upwards further into the uterus as the baby grows later in the pregnancy. If it remains in that location, bleeding may result. ...Read more

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Is a low-lying placenta at 19 weeks something to be concerned about? I work out every day, should I stop?

Follow advice of OB: A low-lying placenta will almost always move completely out of the way by delivery time. As long as it's not "marginal", we usually wouldn't have a woman restrict her activity. But it's best to follow the specific advice of your OB about this. They are the ones who know you and your situation best and are responsible for assuring the health of you and your baby. ...Read more

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What is anterior low lying placenta means in usg scan?4th running for me.is it any problem my baby growth.please suggest.

What is  anterior low lying placenta means in usg scan?4th running for me.is it any problem my baby growth.please suggest.

Low-lying placenta: A low-lying placenta is when the placenta has implanted near the cervix but not over it as in a placenta previa. We treat the low-lying placenta with pelvic rest and decreased activities like no heavy lifting or strenuous exercise. They generally resolve on their own. They have no effect on the growth of the baby. ...Read more

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Hi,14th week running for me.Today i went to scan.They mentioned - anterior low lying placenta.is it problem to my unbron baby.please sugges?

Hi,14th week running for me.Today i went to scan.They mentioned - anterior low lying placenta.is it problem to my unbron baby.please sugges?

Placental location: An anterior low lying placenta is a possible cause of bleeding if running at this stage of pregnancy. It is unlikely to cause a serious problem for your baby, however. Usually the low lying placenta will be located higher up as the uterus grows, and will not be a problem for delivery. Another sonogram in a month may show it to be in a more normal position. ...Read more

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19w2d pregnant, low lying placenta- anything I should know to do or not to do?

19w2d pregnant, low lying placenta- anything I should know to do or not to do?

Avoid sex: for now, avoid sex. The low lying placenta usually resolves with time as the placenta migrates to the top. Wait till getting a clear from your OB prior to resuming sex. best wishes Dr M ...Read more

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I am 20 weeks and found out I have low lying placenta. Is it ok to travel out of the country in 2 wks?

Low Placenta: Since you are going out of the country for two weeks, check with the provider who has been caring for you and your pregnancy. You may want to make arrangements to know of a hospital or a doctor that can care for you if there is an emergency where you will be traveling to. ...Read more

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Had a low lying placenta @12.5weeks . I'm now 18 weeks measuring 21 with suprapubic pain. Could this be related to the placenta?

Had a low lying placenta @12.5weeks . I'm now 18 weeks measuring  21 with suprapubic pain. Could this be related to the placenta?

Possibly not likely : Placenta previous very common in early pregnancy. Overtime the placental typically grows and moves up and out-of-the-way. Unless it completely covers the opening of the cervical opening (os), is unlikely to cause any significant problems. Any bleeding however or significant cramping should cause you to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I just had my ultrasound at 17weeks and it says i have anterior low lying placenta grade 1. How can may placenta to normal position??

Wait till 28 weeks: Whether the placenta will obstruct the internal opening of the neck (cervix) of the uterus can best be determined after 28 weeks of gestation. By then, most "low lying" placentas have resolved on their own. In the meantime, caution with intercourse may be prudent to avoid anxiety and stressfrom vaginal bleeding. ...Read more

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Is having a marginal previa/low-lying placenta considered high risk?

Marginal previa: A marginal previa or a low lying placenta is usually diagnosed by ultrasound. Early in a pregnancy ultrasound can over diagnose the condition. Risk will depend upon whether you have had any bleeding with the diagnosis. A 28 week ultrasound is usually recommended to better visualize where the placenta actually is. ...Read more

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Is it safe to travel abroad with low lying placenta in the starting of fifth month?

Placenta previa?: Not certain as to the degree to which this is occurring and this should be discussed at length with your obstetrician. It would also be important to know to where you are travelling. Good luck. ...Read more